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Emily Dickinson quotes (51)

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
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A wounded deer leaps the highest.
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After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
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Beauty is not caused. It is.
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Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
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Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
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Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
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Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
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Dying is a wild night and a new road.
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Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
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Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
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Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
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For love is immortality.
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Forever is composed of nows.
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Fortune befriends the bold.
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He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.
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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
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How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
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I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
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I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
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I dwell in possibility.
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I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
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I'm nobody, who are you?
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If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
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If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
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If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
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It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
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Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
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Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
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Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
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My friends are my estate.
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Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
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Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
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Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
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People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
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Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.
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Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
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Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
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That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
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The brain is wider than the sky.
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The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
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There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
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They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
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They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
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To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
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To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
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Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
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Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
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Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
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Where thou art, that is home.
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